Rail Vehicles / Tracks

The Bristle Blaster® is widely utilised in the construction of new and the repair and maintenance of used railway vehicles. Its great portability and short set-up times means real time savings can be gained when preparing damage to carriages. Rail track butt-welds have been treated with the Bristle Blaster® to minimise fatigue stress cracking.

Surface preparation grades comparable with SA 2.5–3 and roughness levels of up to 120 µm Rz – like those achieved with blasting – are obtained. Unlike with compressed-air blasting, no unwanted by-products arise with Bristle Blasting and the level of dust produced is also minimal. This makes the Bristle Blaster® perfect for touch-up work inside as well.

The MBX® and Die Blaster® are used for preparation of carriage bodies including window channels.


John Holland


Deutsche Bahn
Siemens Mobility
Stadler Rail
Bombardier Transportation
Talbot Services

In Memoriam

Detlef Thomas 1956 – 2018

The MONTI family is deeply saddened to announce the sudden passing away of our Co-Founder and Director Detlef Thomas. Detlef died of natural causes at his home in Dattenberg, Germany last week. He was 62 years old.

Detlef was with MONTI from its earliest beginnings and was one of the primary architects of its success. For more than 30 years he led the company’s global expansion and growth in the automobile and industrial surface preparation industries.

Detlef was a remarkably authentic, larger-than-life personality who brought his creativity, energy and inexhaustible drive to the power tool industry. He will be deeply missed by his colleagues, friends and the legions of MONTI partners and fans around the world that he touched.

Detlef is survived by his wife Zoe. His family asks for their privacy to be respected at this difficult time.